ART 202(h) Introduction to Photography
This course introduces students to fundamental photographic skills. Camera care and operation, black & white film exposure and processing, and darkroom printing techniques are covered in this course. In addition, class critiques and lectures will provide students the opportunity to begin to develop visual skills and a critical vocabulary, necessary to progress to the intermediate and advanced levels. Students are required to have a working 35mm camera with a built-in light meter and manual operation options.
ART 302(a,b) Intermediate Photography
As well as continuing the development of basic camera and darkroom skills, this course introduces students to alternative photographic processes. Demonstrations, lectures and projects will direct students in processes such as Polaroid transfers, pinhole photography, digital imaging, and other alternative applications. Through conceptually based assignments and class critiques, students will further develop their understanding of photographic theory while exploring this wide variety of applications.
Prerequisite: ART 202h.
ART 413 Digital Imaging
Although offered through the Photography Program, it is not necessary to have traditional photographic experience to take this class. Through technical and theoretical lectures and conceptually challenging projects, students explore digital technology and its applications as a fine art medium. Heavily focused on but not limited to the Photoshop application, students may employ a variety of time based and non-time based applications while creating individual solutions to assignment-based projects. Students must have basic computer skills on a Macintosh platform.
Prerequisite: ART 302a and ART 412.
ART 422 Advanced Photography
Advanced Photography can be taken for credit up to three times. The first time around students are required to complete assignments designed to navigate them through various genres of the photographic medium. Documentary photography, large format photography, studio lighting, landscape, and architectural photography are explored throughout the semester. After successfully completing the class for the first time, emphasis is placed on portfolio development, a necessary element for graduate school and job applications. Through this process students further develop their own direction and voice as visual artists.
Prerequisite: ART 302a and ART 302b.